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Cannot connect wirelessly after XP reinstall

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  1. beckn20

    beckn20 Thread Starter

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    I reinstalled XP on my HP Pavilion zt3000, i also reinstalled all the drivers by installing the 2 driver recovery cd's that came with it. I have both of my drivers listed in my network Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection and Realtek RTL8139 C+ Fast Ethernet NIC listed however I still cannot connect wirelessly. I can see my available network, but when i enter my network key and hit connect it doesnt do anything. The wireless network connection window also does not look like my old one, it appears to be an older version.
     
  2. etaf

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    goto the HP website and update the drivers - see if that helps
     
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    Here is the most current Windows XP driver for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection.

    Download and save the ICS_Dx32.exe file, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install it.

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  4. beckn20

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    I installed and updated the driver. Still no luck.
     
  5. etaf

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    try the following and post back

    ipconfig /all - details below
    xirrus - lets see what the adapter sees and what the wireless landscape looks like
    device manager - check if any ! or X exist
    wireless profiles - delete those and see if you can reconnect and enter the wireless key

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    {ipconfig /all}
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
    We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
    -> Start
    -> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
    cmd /k ipconfig /all
    -> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
    cmd /k ipconfig /all

    A black box will appear on the screen -
    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy

    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste
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    {run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

    http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
    Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
    Then run and install the program
    if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

    Run the program

    post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
    To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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    {Device Manager}
    Post back the results in device manager
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
    Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
    windows 7
    start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

    network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
    are there any ! ? or X


    post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
    To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
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    Wireless Profiles
    http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networking-tutorials-f17/removing-an-existing-wireless-profile-t109.htm
    - Vista/Windows7:
    http://www.tp-link.com/support/showfaq.asp?id=214
    - delete the wireless profiles
    Start> control Panel> classic view> network and sharing center> manage wireless networks

    Delete the profiles
    you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to
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    Wireless Profiles
    http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networking-tutorials-f17/removing-an-existing-wireless-profile-t109.htm
    - XP
    http://www.tp-link.com/support/showfaq.asp?id=186
    - delete the preferred networks
    start> control panel> network connections> right click on the wireless connection> listed wireless networks tab in the preferred network list click on each one and - remove button

    you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to
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  6. beckn20

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    Results for IP configWindows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : nicole Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoEthernet adapter Wireless Network Connection: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-59-38-F2Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139C+ Fast Ethernet NIC Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 01, 2010 3:29:00 PM Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 02, 2010 3:29:00 PM
     
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    1394 Net Adapter, Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection and Realtek RTL8139 C+ Fast Ethernet NIC are listed, no X, ! or ? next to any of them, i couldlnt get the screenshot to work.
     
  8. beckn20

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    I deleted my preferred netwrok, and tried re-entering the network key and it still wont accept it.
     
  9. beckn20

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    I couldnt get this part to work run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. It says I need to download a bunch of other stuff before it will let me even download the net framework
     
  10. etaf

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    confirm it works all ok when connected by cable

    lets try this wireless tool
    http://www.stumbler.net/
    download on right hand side - netstumbler 0.4.0

    lets see what services are running

    From a Johnwill post

    post back the status - started/stopped and automatic/manual
    Check your Services are Started on all PCs:
    • COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
    • Computer Browser
    • DHCP Client
    • DNS Client
    • Network Connections
    • Network Location Awareness
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • Server
    • TCP/IP Netbios helper
    • Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
    • WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations only)
    • Workstation

    Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

    All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

    If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.

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  11. beckn20

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    All are started and either automatic or manual.
     
  12. etaf

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    what are the results of netstumbler - could you download and run

    what service pack is running on XP
    start>
    control panel>
    system>
    should see service pack on the general tab
     
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